By Walter Kohan

This publication explores the belief of a childlike schooling and provides severe instruments to query conventional different types of schooling, and other ways to appreciate and perform the connection among schooling and adolescence. attractive with the paintings of Michel Foucault, Jacques Rancière, Giorgio Agamben and Simón Rodríguez, it contributes to the advance of a philosophical framework for the pedagogical proposal on the center of the publication, that of a childlike education.

Divided into elements, the booklet introduces cutting edge principles via philosophical argument and dialogue, difficult current understandings of what it capacity to educate or to shape a baby, and placing into query the assumption of schooling as a technique of formation. the 1st a part of the publication involves a discussion with a few interlocutors so one can increase an unique perception of schooling. the second one half offers the assumption of a childlike schooling, starting with a dialogue of the relationships among early life and philosophy, and through a critique of where of philosophical adventure in a formative years of schooling.

Instead of asking how philosophy may perhaps train early life, this ebook increases the query of ways formative years could train philosophy. it will likely be of key worth to researchers, educators and postgraduate scholars within the fields of schooling and the human sciences.

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Childhood, Education and Philosophy: New ideas for an old relationship

This e-book explores the belief of a childlike schooling and provides serious instruments to query conventional different types of schooling, and alternative routes to appreciate and perform the connection among schooling and early life. enticing with the paintings of Michel Foucault, Jacques Rancière, Giorgio Agamben and Simón Rodríguez, it contributes to the advance of a philosophical framework for the pedagogical suggestion on the center of the publication, that of a childlike schooling.

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And we are also used to reclaiming a place for Foucault no less in that history. It does not seem fortuitous to read his work dissociated from his life. It does not seem interesting to make of Foucault’s work a privileged exegesis of our analysis. We would, in this case, be making philosophy in a way that Foucault himself criticizes and puts into question in his last courses. It is not the cast of doctrines, problems or concepts in the history of philosophy that interests Foucault the most, but the “history of the philosophical life as a philosophical problem” (2009: 196).

However, the attention falls over a different object. Socrates shows Alcibiades that his ambitions to govern are completely unfounded. They should be compared to his rivals inside and outside of Athens, the Spartans and the Persians, so it can be perceived that, as is custom in Athens, his education was completely relegated in the hands of a slave. In addition to that, his riches are also lesser, and, to worsen his condition, he lacks a knowledge, an art, techne, that could compensate the deficiencies.

2004, pp. 257–84. 2 This Dossier, with some modifications, was published later in Journals of Colombia, Argentina, Spain and France: Educación y Pedagogía (Universidad de Antioquía, Colombia, v. xv, n. 36, 2003, pp. 1–155, Cuaderno de Pedagogía (Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina, n. 11, 2003), Diálogos (Valencia, España, n. 36, 2003) and Le Télémaque (Presses Universitaires de l’Université de Caen, v. 27, May 2005). 3 To this effect we dedicate chapter 6 (“Una infancia del enseñar y del aprender”) of our book Infancia.

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